Religion and Science

What You Do, Makes a Difference There are little things that we can all do, for instance, awareness of the things we consume
In Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel, American Gods, a fictitious god named Wednesday bemoans the capricious nature of American worship: "This is a bad land for gods ... the old gods are ignored. The new gods are as quickly taken up as they are abandoned, cast aside for the next big thing."
Questioning is a major part of spirituality. It is an inquiry into the deeper understanding of the puzzle of life. A spiritual life then becomes a life that strives to attain a deeper level of wisdom, knowledge, insight, and understanding about all of life and existence.
Hold your ponies! Aren't some new religions harmful, hateful, distasteful, and downright wacky? Yes. And therefore 'cult
An ancient Seer sits in his cave atop a mountain. From deep within his being where he is one with everything, the subtle impulses underlying all of life flow through him and out his vocal cords.
An exciting summer with a spate of newsworthy news got me sidetracked (at least that's my excuse). After three months without posts, I'm now returning and offering snippets of the book I've been writing on emerging adults, mainstream science, and mere Christianity.
Among those potential benefits: Higher levels of compassion, fewer mental health issues, lower blood pressure, a greater
What do you think? Does the sacred express itself in the material world? Or are we mortals pretty much on our own here in this humongous universe? Here's what a friend of mine, neonatal pathologist Geoff Machin has to say on the question:
The agnostic wants more evidence and is therefore unsure; the atheist insists there is ample evidence and is therefore certain.
Recently, The WorldPost published an interview with "Sapiens" author Yuval Harari in which he envisioned a future where "organisms become algorithms" as computer and biological sciences converged. In a response, Deepak Chopra writes this week that being cannot be reduced to an algorithm, nor can the mind be reduced to the wiring of the brain which artificial intelligence strives to mimic. (continued)
The forced dichotomy between faith and reason is a false dichotomy. Many define faith as belief without or apart from evidence, but historically and philosophically this is a flawed definition.
"Epistemology" is a fancy word that philosophers like to use for the study of knowledge itself. Our "epistemological crisis
I had the esteemed privilege of opening the Proposition in the Oxford Union debate: This House Believes that Religion Remains an Opiate of the Masses. Debating at the Oxford Union, a debating society with over 170 years of tradition, is a rare honor that few people may ever get in their lifetime.
Glorified be the One who made His servant journey from the sanctified sanctuary to the furthermost sanctuary which We have
One of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived is that we are more than our bodies and that our true home lies beyond our physical planet. This idea, that we are or have souls that do not die at death, is found in all the earth's religions.
Regardless if science can provide a more technical, profound and sophisticated understanding of the natural and physical worlds, it cannot judge, evaluate moral or ethical claims because these fall outside the realm of scientific research.
I used to hate this expression: "We engage people with arguments, not arguments in abstraction." I hated that phrase because I believed that the truth of an argument ought to be enough to convince us.